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Over fifty artists and craftspeople working in an awesome 19th Century factory building. 

We're in the Hawthorne neighborhood of Philadelphia. We're often lumped in with Bella Vista to the east and South Philadelphia which officially begins south of Washington Avenue. Our building is always buzzing with our many creative businesses and art studios. Two annual events where the building is open the public are Philadelphia Open Studio Tours (POST) each October and the Handmade Brigade in early December. 

One exhibition venues is  ARTSPACE 1241. It features our tenants and some guest artists each month and is generally open Fridays + Saturdays 1 – 4 PM, look for the phone number to call for entry.

Opening Reception
Sunday April 8, 3 – 5 pm

Public Hours
Fridays + Saturdays 1 – 4

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1241 events

Some people sing the blues. Some people feel blue. Picasso has a blue period. Blue is Royal. Submit your postcard sized art.

Invisible Landscapes is an exhibition of works on paper, prints, and artist books, by Alice Austin and Andrea Krupp exploring invisible landscapes. Join us for Andrea's artist talk.

Artist presentation and closing reception, Saturday June 24 ? 4-6 PM

One of the six talented Community Supported Artists, Alexis Nutini of Dos Tres Press, will be opening up his shop for an afternoon of print demonstrations, refreshments and a preview of his 2017 Community Supported Art edition.

June 24 / 3 - 7 PM

Our third biennial single-sheet book show is an international call.
Participate in our upcoming single sheet book show. The prospectus is included at the link. Start folding and join the heavybubble mailing list to get updtes about when and how to submit and follow on twitter @heavybubble